New Jersey governor's race: How to vote early

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Wednesday, October 27, 2021
FILE - A woman in a face mask carrying a child drops a ballot in a drop box in Rutherford, New Jersey, on Friday, October 23, 2020.

NEW JERSEY (WABC) -- For the first time, New Jersey voters can cast their ballots in person before Election Day.

Early voting began on Saturday, October 23, and continues for nine consecutive days.

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Voters in the Garden State can also vote by mail or in-person on Election Day, November 2.

Voters can cast their ballots at early voting locations between 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Saturdays. Polls will also be open on Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Each county will have between 3 and 10 locations depending on size.

You can find more information about locations at and clicking on the polling locations tab.

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Vote-by-mail ballots must be postmarked on or before 8:00 p.m. on November 2 and be received by your county's Board of Elections on or before November 8.

You can also place the ballot in a secure dropbox or at your county's Board of Elections Office by 8:00 p.m. on November 2.

Vote-By-Mail ballots cannot be returned to an early voting location or a polling location on Election Day.

You will find more information about voting by mail at


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